I’ve spent months redesigning this little cutie and I’m so excited to finally have the pattern up. I wanted to make my Fox Hat cute, but different. I worked really hard on this one. I did so many redesigns and hated them all. I finally came up with this one and I really, really like it. I hope you like it too! The pattern below is for size 6-12 months. The pattern for the other sizes is available for purchase in my Ravelry and Craftsy stores. Enjoy the pattern and Happy Crocheting!
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Crochet Fox Hat
- 1 skein (170 yds) of worsted yarn in Orange for hat, ears and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease* in Terracotta
- 85 yds of worsted yarn in White for snout, ears, and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease* in Snow
- 50 yds of worsted yarn in Dark Gray or Black for nose, ears, and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease* in Charcoal
- 18 yds of Medium weight yarn in Pink for cheeks. I used Red Heart Creme de la Creme in Pale Pink* (optional)
- Size G 4.0mm Crochet hook*
- Size H 5.0mm Crochet hook*
- Size I 5.5mm Crochet hook*
- Yarn Needle, for weaving ends
- 2 Buttons, size 7/8″
- Sewing needle and white thread
- 3/8″ ribbon cut to 6″ in length (optional)
- This pattern is written in US terms
- The hat is worked in a continuous round. You will not be joining and chaining. This is where a stitch marker comes in handy. Just move the stitch marker along after each completed round.
- Stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
Round 1: 10 sc into mc (10)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around (20)
Round 3: *hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (30)
Round 4: *hdc into next 2 sts, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (40)
Round 5: *hdc into next 3 sts, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (50)
Rounds 6-16: hdc in each st around (50)
Round 17: hdc in each st around. Sl st into the last st.
**If you want a beanie, stop here and add one round of sc. For an earflap hat, proceed to earflap instructions.
Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc into same st and the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 9 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 7 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 4: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 5 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 3 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn (5)
Row 6: Hdc dec, hdc into the next st, hdc dec. Fasten off, weave ends. (3)
With H Hook
Finishing the hat:
- Using needle and white thread, sew the buttons onto snout pieces. Using tapestry needle, sew cheeks onto the snout pieces as well. Sew the two snout pieces onto the front of the hat. I usually pin them down to keep the pieces from shifting when sewing them to the hat. Attach the nose to the center (between the two snout pieces) and sew the ears to the top of the hat.
- Braids: Cut 9 strands of yarn (I did 3 in each color) for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24″. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how long you would like your braids. Fold the strands in half and pull through the earflap. Make a knot to secure the braids to the earflap. Braid the strands. When you’ve reached the desired length of your braids, knot the bottom and trim the ends so that they are even. Repeat for the other side.
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